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Sustainable Development and Public Health Helmut Brand Professor of European Public Health email@example.com
Gro Harlem Brundtland, MD, MPH 74-79 Minister of the Environment of Norway 81 Prime Minister of Norway 87 Our common future (Brundtland Report) 86-89, 90-96 Prime Minister of Norway 98-03 Director General WHO Photo: Harry Wad
Concepts for Sustainable Development and Public Health
Health sustainability challenges of 21st century societies: 1. Demographic and financial pressure through the ageing of societies 2. New epidemiological developments: increase in overweight and obesity, increase in mental health problems 3. Health system organisation and financing: from acute care to prevention 4. New and re-emerging infectious disaeses: SARS, HIV, Tb 5. Health inequalities 6. Health impact of global warming and climate change: interdependence of health sustainability and environmental sustainability Kickbusch I. Policy Innovations for Health, Springer, 2009, p. 9
Legend 0.00 - 0.12 0.12 - 0.18 0.18 - 0.27 0.27 - 0.41 0.41 - 0.62 0.62 - 0.78 0.78 - 0.85 0.85 - 0.91 0.91 - 0.97 0.97 - 1.04 1.04 - 1.10 1.10 - 1.16 1.16 - 1.23 1.23 - 1.27 1.27 - 1.31 1.31 - 1.35 1.35 - 1.39 1.39 - 1.59 1.59 - 1.88 1.88 - 2.32 2.32 - 2.99 2.99 - 3.98 3.98 - 5.47 5.47 - 7.70 7.70 - 11.05 Death Frequency on the 12th of August 2003 in comparison to expected values (yearly averages 1998-2002) Robine JM, Cheung SL, Le Roy S, Van Oyen H, Griffiths C, Michel JP, Herrmann FR. The 2003 Heat Wave Project 70.000 excess deaths in 2003
Temperature 1% increase in temperature = 1-4% increase in mortality Foodborne infections Vector borne diseases Ultraviolett radiation Skin cancer Malignant melanoma Cataracts Water Flodding Faecal bacteria Hygienic problems Air Ozone Allergic disorders (hay fever, asthma) Increased migration Intra country migration Humanitarian assistance Displaced populations from non EU Member States Vulnerable groups Socio economic gradient Elderly Children Mental disaeses following disaster experience A good overview in: COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT, Accompanying document to the WHITE PAPER Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action. COM(2009)147 final Health Impacts of Climate Change
WHO European Ministerial Conference on Health Systems: Health Systems, Health and Wealth. Tallinn, Estonia, 25-27 June 2008.
The contribution of regions to health and wealth Technical report for the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Health Systems: Health Systems, Health and Wealth, Tallinn, Estonia, 25–27 June 2008 www.euro.who.int/Document/E91414.pdf
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Health and wealth are interdependent. HEALTH OUTPUT Labour productivity Labour supply Education Savings From: Bloom DE, Canning D. The health and wealth of nations.
EU Health Strategy White paper on Nutrition Communication on Alcohol Tobacco control strategy Health information and Health Portal Project HLS-EU ECDC Interactions with WHO Health Services Initiative Project EUREGIO II Health investments through Structural Funds etc Project Euregio II/III E-Health Public Health Genomics Cross-sectoral work EC 2007
Sustainable Development and Public Health Helmut Brand Professor of European Public Health Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences Maastricht University, The Netherlands firstname.lastname@example.org